Welcome back to the Movie Media column, featuring trailers, posters, and clips for upcoming films. Some are nice and fresh and some aren’t. However, they all have something in common: for better or worse, they all caught my attention. If there is a poster or trailer you think I should check out, be sure to let me know.
This week’s movie goodies include posters, stills, and trailers for a few upcoming summer hits, including a Russian trailer for one film, an upcoming superhero DVD, an couple of indie flicks, a documentary, and more!
Disaster Movie – Posters
After Date Movie, after Epic Movie, after Meet the Spartans, comes Disaster Movie. Can someone please stop them?
Batman: Gotham Knight – Stills
Arriving on DVD right around the time that The Dark Knight will be arriving in theaters, Gotham Knights will be hitting shelves with further stories of the Caped Crusader. I am looking forward to this collection of stories from top Hollywood talent, along with some of the top animators from Japan. The first segment is written by Josh Olson (Oscar nominated for A History of Violence). Below are a few stills from his segment:
A seemingly robotic Batman arrives to foil the villain in Josh Olson’s film-opening segment of “Batman Gotham Knight.”
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The Mother of Tears – Clips
Dario Argento’s latest film is about to hit the big screen. It is the third of his Three Mothers trilogy, and it looks like it is going to be fun. In anticipation of its release, a few clips have been made available. The first one delivers some old school gore, you have to love it!
Pathology – Poster
I could have sworn this movie already came out. Did something change? I guess so if another poster has been released. Heroes‘ Milo Ventimiglia stars as a med student who gets wrapped up with a group of students doing unethical things. It sort of looks like Flatliners meets Saw.
The Spirit – Poster
Frank Miller is brining Will Eisner’s The Spirit to theaters this Christmas. The teaser trailer looks good, what with the Sin City-esque visual style. The latest poster features a rather striking Eva Mendes:
The House Bunny – Poster, Trailer
This movie looks dumb, but I think that is the point. Anyway, Anna Faris plays a Playboy Bunny deemed “too old.” She is forced out of the mansion. While looking for a job, she stumbles upon a job as a house mother at a college. Here she sets out to help the ragtag group of outcasts come out of their shells. This certainly sounds like The Rise of Taj and Sydney White. The poster is reminiscent of Legally Blonde, although I have to say that Faris looks way too thin.
The Gene Generation – Poster, Trailer
When I look at this I want to say: “That looks pretty cool.” However, it actually looks like something you’d find on the Sci Fi Channel. I cannot believe that this will be a theatrical release. Still, I am intrigued, and Bai Ling is one strange chick.
Garden Party – Poster, Trailer
This indie flick follows the stories of three young people who go to Hollywood with a dream and the stories that develop in their pursuit of said dream, even if it is not exactly what they wanted it to be. This could prove interesting, or it could just be another go nowhere indie. I’d like to find out.
Gonzo: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson – Poster, Trailer
When it comes to Hunter S. Thompson, I know next to nothing. I love the film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, but that is about as far as I have ever gone with work related to him. That brings me to Gonzo, this is a documentary about the wild journalist/writer. It is from Oscar winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side), who serves as writer, director, and producer. The trailer looks absolutely fascinating. Johnny Depp is the biggest star attached to the project, and is seen in the trailer reading from one of Thompson’s books. In addition to the trailer, the poster is pretty nice as well.
Wanted – Russian Trailer
If I wasn’t sold on this movie before, I am now. This Russian trailer is wild and crazy! Blood, violence, you name it, this has it. This is the trailer you won’t see on US screens.